Matches (10)
SA v BAN (W) (1)
Abu Dhabi T10 (3)
BAN v NZ (1)
SA v WI (A tour) (1)
BBL 2023 (1)
AUS v PAK (1)
Asia Cup [U19] (2)
1st Test, Abu Dhabi, November 16 - 19, 2018, Pakistan v New Zealand
153 & 249
(T:176) 227 & 171

New Zealand won by 4 runs

Player Of The Match
2/64 & 5/59
New Zealand 1st Innings
Pakistan 1st Innings
New Zealand 2nd Innings
Pakistan 2nd Innings
Match Flow
New Zealand 1st Innings 
c †Sarfaraz Ahmed b Mohammad Abbas734-0020.58
c Mohammad Hafeez b Yasir Shah1338-2034.21
c †Sarfaraz Ahmed b Hasan Ali63112-5056.25
c †Sarfaraz Ahmed b Yasir Shah214-0014.28
c †Sarfaraz Ahmed b Mohammad Abbas2878-4035.89
lbw b Haris Sohail1035-1028.57
lbw b Hasan Ali01-000.00
lbw b Haris Sohail46-0066.66
c Asad Shafiq b Bilal Asif1233-0036.36
lbw b Yasir Shah643-0013.95
not out 45-1080.00
Extras(lb 4)4
TOTAL66.3 Ov (RR: 2.30)153
Fall of wickets: 1-20 (Jeet Raval, 10.2 ov), 2-35 (Tom Latham, 14.4 ov), 3-39 (Ross Taylor, 20.5 ov), 4-111 (Henry Nicholls, 44.1 ov), 5-123 (Kane Williamson, 49.1 ov), 6-123 (Colin de Grandhomme, 49.2 ov), 7-128 (Ish Sodhi, 50.6 ov), 8-133 (BJ Watling, 54.1 ov), 9-149 (Neil Wagner, 65.1 ov), 10-153 (Ajaz Patel, 66.3 ov)
10.2 to JA Raval, Abbas finds reward for probing away outside off. After leaving such balls in the channel, Raval has a nibble at it and nicks it behind to Sarfraz. Nice and full, starts outside off, and straightens away against the angle from round the wicket, grazes the edge. The keeper does not the rest and Abbas wheels away in celebration. 20/1
44.1 to HM Nicholls, taken by the keeper! And that's why he's the boss. He won't be putting this wicket up on the mantle - a nonchalant half-volley outside off securing the outside edge as Nicholls goes for a big ole drive - but he'll take it and so will his team. Pakistan can now put pressure on the new man in. They can take control bowling on a batting pitch. 111/4
49.1 to KS Williamson, caught behind down leg! Eish! He's played out the unplayables and falls to the unthinkable! A silly short ball, no threat in it, going harmlessly down leg. Williamson is in good form so he goes for the pull shot, trying to roll his wrists to keep the ball down, but Hasan manages to get just enough bounce to tickle the gloves and go through to the keeper. Superb innings. Flat ending.. 123/5
49.2 to C de Grandhomme, lbw first ball!! Too good from Hasan. It's a new batsman. He won't know much about the pitch. Can't know anything about the reverse swing on offer. So what does Hasan do? He targets the stumps. Supremely good fast bowling. And at the other end is a flat-footed block. The bat is too slow to come down. Certainly when compared to this fuller delivery that crashes into his front pad below the knee roll. Poor de Grandhomme. He had no chance.. 123/6
65.1 to N Wagner, taken at slip. This is beautiful offspin bowling. He lobs the ball up, just so the left-hander will come forward. That mean's he's been set up for the dip and the turn. And both of them combine to take the outside edge and settle in the hands of Shafiq.. 149/9
14.4 to TWM Latham, What have you done, Latham, after putting in all the hard work to blunt the new ball? He hangs his head in despair. Floated up on off and breaks back in on middle, Latham simply chips it into the lap of Hafeez at short midwicket. So, Yasir strikes with his fourth ball. 35/2
20.5 to LRPL Taylor, Yasir lobs a delicious legbreak outside off. Full and spins away, catches Taylor in the crease. He dangles his bat out, plays away from the body, and edges it to the keeper. 39/3
66.3 to AY Patel, Yasir wraps up NZ for 153 Patel misjudges it. He pads up to a straighter one and is pinned in front. Patel was expecting it to break down the leg side. But this is the slider that traps him. 153/10
50.6 to IS Sodhi, appeal for lbw and it's given. But Sodhi has reviewed the call. This will be tight. It's a very well flighted delivery, always angling into the right-hander, so much that Sodhi is nearly late on it. And is nearly yorked as well. Replays indicate it might have hit bat first before pad, but we need UltraEdge to confirm. And it does indeed break the deadlock, by inches. The ball grazes Sodhi's boot half a second before it goes up to hit his bat. "I'm happy that that's pad first," says the third umpire Reiffel. Three reds on ball-tracking and Bruce Oxenford's on-field call stands. 128/7
54.1 to BJ Watling, traps him in front. Turn. So much turn. Such wonderful, wild turn and Watling has gone for a review. He's the last batsman standing so he has to. But what hope does he have when the ball is this good. Haris angles it in from wide of the crease. It pitches on leg stump and breaks away in startling fashion, beating the leading edge as Watling tries to flick and hitting him on the back pad. Ball-tracking shows three reds and umpire Oxenford's call stands. 133/8
Pakistan 1st Innings 
c Williamson b de Grandhomme617-0035.29
c Williamson b Boult2031-4064.51
c †Watling b Boult2295-1023.15
c Latham b Sodhi3876-4050.00
b Boult4393-5146.23
c †Watling b Boult62109-5056.88
c Wagner b Patel24-0050.00
st †Watling b Patel1124-1045.83
c †Watling b Wagner938-2023.68
c Taylor b de Grandhomme410-1040.00
not out 04-000.00
Extras(b 4, lb 4, nb 1, w 1)10
TOTAL83.2 Ov (RR: 2.72)227
Fall of wickets: 1-27 (Imam-ul-Haq, 7.3 ov), 2-27 (Mohammad Hafeez, 8.3 ov), 3-91 (Haris Sohail, 36.2 ov), 4-91 (Azhar Ali, 37.1 ov), 5-174 (Asad Shafiq, 63.4 ov), 6-177 (Sarfaraz Ahmed, 64.3 ov), 7-195 (Bilal Asif, 70.1 ov), 8-220 (Yasir Shah, 79.3 ov), 9-227 (Hasan Ali, 82.2 ov), 10-227 (Babar Azam, 83.2 ov)
8.3 to Mohammad Hafeez, Hafeez has tamely pulled a short ball straight into the hands of Williamson at short midwicket. Dug in short and outside off, Hafeez pulls from underneath and splices a catch to the NZ captain. Two in two overs for NZ. 27/2
37.1 to Azhar Ali, Boult is in the middle of a brilliant spell, and this is an equally brilliant catch from Watling diving to his right and grabbing it low - one-handed - in front of first slip. Fuller than a good length and nipping away outside off, instead of letting it go Azhar pushes away from the body and snicks it behind to the keeper. Both overnight batsmen gone. 91/4
63.4 to Asad Shafiq, Boult is making things happen in Abu Dhabi! Good length and seams back so very late, catches the batsman in the crease. He fiddles with it, aims third man, but only chops it back on. The off stump is knocked out. Boult lets out a roar and flashes a million-dollar smile. He's been sensational today. 174/5
83.2 to Babar Azam, Watling thinks he has his man, and Babar himself walks off. He's been strangled down the leg side. Good length and veering down the leg side, Babar doesn't get enough bat on the glance and feathers it behind to Watling, diving away to his left and plucking another one-hander. He clings onto the ball even as he tumbles on the ground.. 227/10
7.3 to Imam-ul-Haq, full and wide outside off - possibly wider than a set of stumps outside off - Imam chases it away from the body and nicks it off to Kane Williamson at gully. Loose, loose drive. The ball flies to Williamson. Nice, chest-high grab. That should've been left alone by Imam. 27/1
82.2 to Hasan Ali, De Grandhomme strikes with the second new ball. Near yorker, angling in, and swings away just a shade outside off. Hasan Ali jabs his bat down and ends up nicking it off to Taylor at first slip. 227/9
64.3 to Sarfaraz Ahmed, Maiden Test wicket for Patel! Safraz ventures a sweep and picks out square leg. Tossed up on middle, does not turn much but bounces to find the top edge. Wagner, the workhorse, dives forward to snaffle it. Just like that two in two overs for NZ. 177/6
70.1 to Bilal Asif, flighted outside off, goes for a big one and misses, Watling removes the bails, they are checking upstairs. The heal was still in the air when the bails came off and after a couple of replays third umpire Paul Reiffel asks to load out. 195/7
79.3 to Yasir Shah, edged and taken. 150th Test wicket for Wagner. Was a length ball angled across, Yasir aims for a big hoick, gets an outside edge Watling completes a regulation catch. 220/8
36.2 to Haris Sohail, Soft as wax. Haris has spooned a full-toss to short midwicket. Dips on middle, Haris inches forward and chips a catch straight to Tom Latham, who incidentally was dismissed in similar fashion on day one. 91/3
New Zealand 2nd Innings 
c †Sarfaraz Ahmed b Hasan Ali46120-5038.33
b Hasan Ali01-000.00
b Yasir Shah3791-3040.65
lbw b Hasan Ali1919-30100.00
c †Sarfaraz Ahmed b Yasir Shah55171-3032.16
lbw b Yasir Shah59145-5040.68
lbw b Yasir Shah38-0037.50
b Hasan Ali1827-1166.66
b Yasir Shah04-000.00
not out 617-0035.29
c Mohammad Hafeez b Hasan Ali02-000.00
Extras(b 4, nb 1, w 1)6
TOTAL100.4 Ov (RR: 2.47)249
Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Tom Latham, 1.1 ov), 2-86 (Kane Williamson, 33.4 ov), 3-105 (Ross Taylor, 38.1 ov), 4-108 (Jeet Raval, 38.5 ov), 5-220 (Henry Nicholls, 89.4 ov), 6-224 (Colin de Grandhomme, 91.5 ov), 7-227 (BJ Watling, 93.2 ov), 8-227 (Neil Wagner, 93.6 ov), 9-249 (Ish Sodhi, 100.2 ov), 10-249 (Trent Boult, 100.4 ov)
1.1 to TWM Latham, and he nails the off stump and explodes in celebration. Full from round the wicket, angling in, swinging in to send the off stump cartwheeling. Latham misjudges it and plays down the wrong line. He departs for a golden duck. What a start for Hasan. 0/1
38.1 to LRPL Taylor, Hasan Ali strikes! Reverse swing doing the trick there. Pitches on a length outside off and nips back in sharply to strike Taylor in front, who has been beaten for both pace and swing. Would have gone on to crash into middle and leg. 105/3
38.5 to JA Raval, Hasan Ali has turned this game on its head in a matter of five deliveries. Raval departs as he nicks one to Sarfraz. Was pitched on a length, Raval pushes at it and gets an outside edge. Didn't move a big deal away after pitching though but good enough to get the set batsman out. 108/4
100.2 to IS Sodhi, bowled 'im! Sodhi was stuck in the crease, the ball nipped back in off the surface and hit the top of middle, fourth wicket for Hasan Ali. 249/9
100.4 to TA Boult, That's maiden fifer for Hasan Ali. Was a short delivery, aimed at the batsman. Boult stays back and balloons it up, Hafeez at extra cover takes a dolly. 249/10
33.4 to KS Williamson, Yasir produces the breakthrough for the Pakistan. The off bail is tipped off. Good length, drifts in towards off, turns away just enough to beat Kane's outside edge on the back foot. Clips the top of off and knocks over the bail. Much-needed wicket for Pakistan. Delightful loop and turn from Yasir. 86/2
89.4 to HM Nicholls, Yasir breaks the century stand. Yasir lobs it up on the rough outside off, it grips, turns. Nicholls still dares to sweep and winds up snicking it off to Sarfraz, the keeper. Umpire Oxenford raises his finger, Nicholls challenges his on-field out decision, but Ultra Edge detects a spike - off the bottom edge and a top catch from Sarfraz behind the stumps. 220/5
91.5 to C de Grandhomme, One brings two: Yasir now has de Grandhomme lbw. The batsman has called for a review. Only he knows why. Watson-esque review. A fizzing slider hits the back pad, as de Grandhomme plays back, that's pretty plumb and the tracker returns three reds. 224/6
93.2 to BJ Watling, Watling aims to pull one that isn't short enough and is trapped in front. Skids in from over the wicket, he goes back and misses the shot, pings the back leg in front of off. Yasir has turned the match around for Pakistan. Three in three overs for the legspinner and that's drinks. 227/7
93.6 to N Wagner, five-wicket haul for Yasir. Bowls him through the gate. Pitching outside off, in the rough and spinning back in sharply to rattle the off stump. 227/8
Pakistan 2nd Innings (T: 176 runs)
lbw b Patel2733-4081.81
c de Grandhomme b Sodhi1044-1022.72
lbw b Patel65136-5047.79
c & b Sodhi43-10133.33
c †Watling b Wagner4581-4055.55
run out (Sodhi/Patel)1321-1061.90
c †Watling b Patel37-0042.85
b Patel02-000.00
c Taylor b Wagner07-000.00
c sub (TG Southee) b Patel08-000.00
not out 010-000.00
Extras(b 4)4
TOTAL58.4 Ov (RR: 2.91)171
Fall of wickets: 1-40 (Imam-ul-Haq, 12.3 ov), 2-44 (Mohammad Hafeez, 13.1 ov), 3-48 (Haris Sohail, 13.4 ov), 4-130 (Asad Shafiq, 37.3 ov), 5-147 (Babar Azam, 42.4 ov), 6-154 (Sarfaraz Ahmed, 44.6 ov), 7-154 (Bilal Asif, 46.2 ov), 8-155 (Yasir Shah, 47.4 ov), 9-164 (Hasan Ali, 50.6 ov), 10-171 (Azhar Ali, 58.4 ov)
12.3 to Imam-ul-Haq, plumb. Imam was stuck on the back foot, it was a touch fuller and spun sharply to rap him on the pad, an easy decision for the umpire. Would have crashed into middle and leg. 40/1
44.6 to Sarfaraz Ahmed, a big appeal, initially for lbw and then for caught behind as Sarfraz goes for the sweep. Denied. New Zealand are reviewing this. If not now, then when! There is a big spike when the ball goes past the glove. That's out, Pakistan lose their sixth and still need 22. 154/6
46.2 to Bilal Asif, What're Pakistan doing? Chaos. Straight ball on middle, Bilal Asif goes for a maaaaasive hack across the line, and only collects with a whole lot of fresh air. Patel hits middle stump and lets out a big roar. New Zealand are very much in this. 154/7
50.6 to Hasan Ali, It was coming, wasn't it? Hasan had already attempted two roundhouse swipes and did not connect. Patel lobs it up outside off, Hasan dares to slog-sweep it away against the turn with Pakistan 12 away from victory. He drops down to one knee and holes out to Southee the sub at the midwicket boundary. 164/9
58.4 to Azhar Ali, given lbw. Pakistan review. Bowled from around the wicket, was slower in the air, Azhar Ali pushes forward but it spins past him, hits him high on the thigh. Did it pitch outside leg, was it too high? All sorts of things to be checked. Pitched in line, spins back to hit in line and stumps? Whoa!!! Umpire's call on the stumps as replay shows it would have hit the off bail. In the end, it's Azhar Ali who loses his wicket. Absolute scenes here. Azhar Ali is distraught, hugs and handshakes in the New Zealand camp. Had it been given not out, it would have remained not out, what luck!. 171/10
13.1 to Mohammad Hafeez, gone! It's game on! Tossed up outside off and Hafeez was early into the shot, chips it to de Grandhomme at covers, a soft dismissal this one. 44/2
13.4 to Haris Sohail, Sodhi strikes again. Was a low full toss and Haris has hit it straight towards the bowler, a good catch there as well by Sodhi, low to his left, shin height. 48/3
37.3 to Asad Shafiq, After bowling a bevy of bouncers, Wagner sends a full ball outside off. He catches the batsman in the crease. Shafiq simply reaches out for the ball that's angling away from him and feathers it behind. Wagner gives NZ some hope. And that's lunch on day four. 130/4
47.4 to Yasir Shah, Wagner finds the outside edge, nicked off to wide slip. Grant Flower, the batting coach, is stunned in the dressing room. Fuller and sliding across off, this could've been left alone. Instead, Yasir pushes at the ball and edges it to Taylor. Azhar, you should've farmed the strike!. 155/8
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Fri, 16 Nov - day 1 - Pakistan 1st innings 59/2 (Azhar Ali 10*, Haris Sohail 22*, 23 ov)
Sat, 17 Nov - day 2 - New Zealand 2nd innings 56/1 (Jeet Raval 26*, Kane Williamson 27*, 22.4 ov)
Sun, 18 Nov - day 3 - Pakistan 2nd innings 37/0 (Imam-ul-Haq 25*, Mohammad Hafeez 8*, 8 ov)
Mon, 19 Nov - day 4 - Pakistan 2nd innings 171 (58.4 ov) - end of match
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
  • Pakistan: 50 runs in 14.2 overs (86 balls), Extras 4
  • Drinks: Pakistan - 81/3 in 25.0 overs (Azhar Ali 14, Asad Shafiq 22)
  • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 95 balls (Azhar Ali 19, Asad Shafiq 32, Ex 0)
  • Pakistan: 100 runs in 30.1 overs (181 balls), Extras 4
  • Lunch: Pakistan - 130/4 in 37.3 overs (Azhar Ali 40)
  • Pakistan: 150 runs in 43.2 overs (260 balls), Extras 4
  • Over 44.6: Review by New Zealand (Bowling), Umpire - BNJ Oxenford, Batsman - Sarfraz Ahmed (Upheld)
  • Over 46.3: Review by Pakistan (Batting), Umpire - BNJ Oxenford, Batsman - Yasir Shah (Upheld)
  • Azhar Ali: 50 off 91 balls (4 x 4)
  • Drinks: Pakistan - 164/9 in 51.0 overs (Azhar Ali 58)
  • Over 54.6: Review by New Zealand (Bowling), Umpire - BNJ Oxenford, Batsman - Mohammad Abbas (Struck down)
  • Over 58.4: Review by Pakistan (Batting), Umpire - BNJ Oxenford, Batsman - Azhar Ali (Umpires Call)
Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
TossNew Zealand, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
Series resultNew Zealand led the 3-match series 1-0
Match numberTest no. 2327
Hours of play (local time)10am start, Lunch 12.00-12.40, Tea 14.40-15.00, Close 17.00; Friday: Lunch 12.30-13.30; Tea: 15.30-16.00; Close: 17:30
Match days16,17,18.19 November 2018 - day (5-day match)
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